One of our favorite things about The Oprah Winfrey Show is finally coming to an end.
What will we miss when the talk show queen wraps her daytime program? That hilarious moment every year when audience members are transformed into bouncing and screaming spectacles.
Ladies and gents -- we present highlights from Oprah's (next to) last "Favorite Things" special. (Part 2 airs Monday.) Enjoy it while it lasts.
(Click here to see the gifts she's mentioned so far.)
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-Ladies -- get ready for some green chest action on ABC. The network is teaming up with Marvel to bring back a new version of The Incredible Hulk. (Mark Ruffalo is scheduled to play the character on the big screen in The Avengers.)
-Prepare for more television coverage of miners. Spike TV has been developing Coal -- a show about miners in West Virginia -- for over a year now. The program from the Deadliest Catch producers will debut in April.
-Barbara Walters has reportedly named the cast of Jersey Shore one of the most fascinating subjects of 2010. Barbara's annual special will air on December 9. Season 3 of Jersey Shore will then premiere on January 6.
-Speaking of Baba Wawa, the ABC personality has nabbed journalism's most coveted interview: the one with Oprah Winfrey. That discussion about Oprah's final season will air just before Barbara's Most Fascinating special.
TMZ spotted Oprah Winfrey’s production crew outside the Jackson home over the weekend. The workers, who arrived in several trucks and two SUVs, confirmed that they were there doing “an Oprah shoot.”
The crew ordered pizzas and received a parking ticket while inside the home. They stayed briefly, then packed up and left.
Oprah did not make an appearance, so it’s likely the team was shooting an introductory segment for an eventual Katherine Jackson interview.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
Season premieres: 90210, Gossip Girl, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah
- 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.): Season premiere. “A deadly earthquake strikes Beverly Hills.” This explains what happened to the Peach Pit.
- Little People, Big World (TLC, 8:30 p.m.): “Matt and Zach embark on a father-son road trip in an attempt to mend their broken relationship.” A reconciliation is as likely as the show being renewed.
- Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.): “A woman’s home is caving in from the weight of garbage piled up to the ceiling.” The good news? The cave-in created additional storage space underneath the house.
Even though he’s still experiencing some headaches and having difficulty moving his lower extremities, Bret Michaels has plenty of reasons to smile.
On today’s broadcast of Oprah, the musician - who was admitted into the hospital in April for a brain hemorrhage - says the scary ordeal has given him a new perspective on life. “The only thing that matters right now is taking care of my family and my kids and thanking God I’m still alive to talk about it.’”
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Although it hasn’t even been two weeks since Bret Michaels was released from the hospital, the musician already has a packed schedule.
According to the 47-year-old’s website, Michaels - who had been receiving treatment for a brain hemorrhage - is currently preparing for dates on the road and on television. A May 28 concert at Biloxi’s Hard Rock Live will first be preceded by a May 19 appearance on Oprah. A potential stop in New York for the Celebrity Apprentice finale on May 23 is also a possibility.
“[Bret] turned out to be a real fighter,” Donald Trump told Access Hollywood. “I wasn’t sure about Bret when I first met him. I wasn’t sure. People had different thoughts. He’s turned out to be a highly competitive guy who everyone liked.”
Custom Built - Michael’s upcoming album - will be released on June 8. He will reportedly remain on tour through December.
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After years of advising people how to make changes in their life, Dr. Phil McGraw publicly made a change of his own. On Friday’s episode of Oprah, the TV host did something he hadn’t done in approximately four decades- kiss a woman without a mustache on.
“For the first time in over 40 years - and I have two kids and they’ve never seen me without a mustache - I am going to take off my mustache,” he announced to the audience at Radio City Music Hall.
Check out the before and after for yourself and let us know what you think. Does Dr. Phil look better clean shaven? Or should he grow back his trademark look?
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-Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will be reuniting once again on television. The former costars will appear on the upcoming TV Land Awards when their comedy is honored. Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be present. The ceremony will air on April 25.
-Memories of Captain Phil Harris helped garner big numbers for the return of the Deadliest Catch. The show’s Season 6 premiere drew in the program’s biggest audience ever (4.6 million viewers).
-Rickey Minor, American Idol‘s current musical director, will take over where Kevin Eubanks leaves off. Jay Leno’s music man of 18 years officially announced that he will leave The Tonight Show on May 28. Minor will begin his stint on June 7.
-Rielle Edwards, the mother of John Edwards’ love child, has booked her first television interview. Although she’s had conversations with Barbara Walters, the woman with the crazy hair will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey. An air date has not yet been announced.
You really didn’t think Jimmy Kimmel would let Jay Leno have the last word, did ya?
During yesterday’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, former/new Tonight Show host Jay Leno addressed a number of topics including the zinger he made about David Letterman, the phone call he hasn’t made to Conan O’Brien and the huge paychecks from NBC he doesn’t even need to cash. He also talked about being embarrassed by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show.
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Now that Conan O’Brien’s left NBC, it’s Jay Leno‘s time to warm up the audience.
Later this week, the old/new Tonight Show host will do his first one-on-one interview since Conan’s finale last Friday. Oprah Winfrey, who is a close friend with Jay, flew to Los Angeles to pre-tape the chat.
Although Winfrey’s people have also extended an invitation to O’Brien, it’s not known whether he’ll eventually do his own daytime sit-down.
Leno’s interview is scheduled to air on Thursday.
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